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The Search for Ethics in Leadership, Business, and Beyond


Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 50)

Also part of the Eminent Voices in Business Ethics book sub series (EVBE, volume 50)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. The Ethical Challenges of Leadership

  3. Business Ethics and Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Joanne B. Ciulla
      Pages 121-129
    3. Joanne B. Ciulla
      Pages 131-136
    4. Joanne B. Ciulla
      Pages 137-152
    5. Joanne B. Ciulla
      Pages 177-195
    6. Joanne B. Ciulla
      Pages 197-209
  4. The Liberal Arts and the Humanities

  5. Leaders and Followers Today

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 243-243

About this book


This book brings together a wide range of topics in leadership ethics and business ethics. It approaches these topics from the perspective of the humanities as well as the social sciences. About half of the book is on leadership and the other half on topics in business ethics. Besides these general areas of research, the book explores how to teach and study ethics in both business ethics and leadership studies. Specifically, it examines issues ranging from the nature of ethical leadership, to studies of authenticity, virtue, and the public and private morality of leaders. In business ethics, the subjects covered span from moral imagination, to casuistry, meaningful work, and workplace ethics. The book includes a section on the importance of liberal arts for studying and teaching ethics in business and professional schools. It concludes with a reflection on the ethical challenges of leaders and followers in a world where some leaders have inverted moral values.


Leadership ethics Ethical Leadership Business ethics Ethical Challenges of Leadership Nature of Good Leadership Ethics and Effectiveness Nelson Mandela and Leadership Moral values Ethics of Transforming Leadership Adultery and the Ethics of Presidential Leadership Public and private morality of leaders Leadership and innovation Ethics and business schools Ethics and business students Ethics and business people Importance of Leadership in Shaping Business Values Teaching students about moral and social values Working in safe environments Leadership scholars need philosophy to do ethics Ethics and the Inversion of Values in Today’s World

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Management and Global BusinessRutgers Business School-Newark and New BrunswickNewarkUSA

About the authors

Joanne B. Ciulla is Professor of Leadership Ethics and Director of the Institute for Ethical Leadership at Rutgers University Business School. Prior to joining Rutgers, she was one of the founding faculty of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies (University of Richmond). She has had academic appointments at LaSalle University, Harvard Business School, The Wharton School and she held the UNESCO Chair in Leadership Studies at the United Nations International Leadership Academy in Jordan. In addition to these, she also had visiting appointments at Nyenrode University, The University of Melbourne, University of Fort Hare, and Oxford University. A BA, MA, and Ph.D. in philosophy, Prof. Ciulla has written extensively on leadership ethics and business ethics and she is nationally and internationally known for her developing the field of leadership ethics. 

Ciulla is the recipient of the Leadership Legacy Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Leadership Association and the Eminent Scholar Award from the Network of Leadership Scholars at the Academy of Management both are for her scholarly contributions to the field of leadership studies. She has also won the Distinguished Educator Award from the University of Richmond, the Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education of Virginia, the Master Teacher in Ethics Award from Brigham Young University and the Society for Business Ethics, and she is a Fulbright Specialist. Prof. Ciulla has served as president of the International Society for Business, Economics, and Ethics and The Society for Business Ethics. She sits on the editorial boards of The Leadership Quarterly, Leadership, Leadership and the Humanities, Business Ethics Quarterly, and she edits the New Horizons in Leadership Studies series (Edward Elgar).

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